Blog

Today the rewilding and restoration space is characterised by an ever-growing number of inspirational stories, from Ecosulis's own projects through to the efforts of businesses, NGOs, academics, politicians and ordinary citizens across the globe. Here we present a selection of the latest and greatest.

Landscape and Urban Design for Wildlife (Part I)

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 11/08/2012
New guidelines have been published by the Bat Conservation Trust relating to Landscape and Urban Design.

Amendments to the 2012 conservation of habitats and species regulations

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 11/08/2012
As of 16th August 2012, the regulations concerning the protection of habitats and species of wild birds have changed. The aim of the amendments to the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 is “To help preserve, maintain and re-establish habitats for wild birds.”

How do we calculate biodiversity?

Posted by Cain Blythe & Alan Feest on 09/25/2012
Users of Quora have asked the critical question - How do we calculate biodiversity? Here we tap into our significant experience of working with biodiversity to attempt to provide a platform for addressing this challenging question. http://www.quora.com/How-do-we-calculate-the-value-of-biodiversity

Valuing Nature Network (VNN) Appointment for Alan Feest

Posted by Dr Alan Feest PhD FCIWEM MIEEM PGCE on 08/06/2012
Alan Feest from Ecosulis has been appointed to one of the international study group considering the externalities of the use of water in agriculture and the growth of maize crops.

Hackney Biodiversity Action Plan launched

Posted by Rod Ellison on 05/11/2012
London Borough of Hackney has just launched their BAP. the BAP acknowledges the importance of green scapes for both biodiversity and human health.

Recent appointment -valuing externalities

Posted by on 05/10/2012
Ecosulis’s has been appointed by the University of Cambridge’s Sustainability Leader programme to produce a casestudy into the externalities of corn production. The valuation of externalities is important to understand how sustainable an activity is when non monetised aspects are included.

Biodiversity Offsetting – an Effective Mitigation Technique?

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 05/01/2012
Biodiversity offsetting is becoming increasingly popular as a viable mitigation technique for developments. Local Planning Authorities are also developing quantitative techniques to establish the correct level of off-setting for developments at the planning stage.

The New BCT “Bat Surveys - Good Practice Guidelines” published!

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 04/16/2012
Following feedback from experts in the field and authored by professionals, the Bat Conservation Trust has updated the "Bat Surveys: Good Practice Guidelines". In line with the latest evidence and best practice the second edition includes new chapters and content, with revised advice and guidance

Biodiversity Planning Toolkit Launches

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 04/13/2012
The biodiversity Planning Toolkit is a new online resource for anyone involved in the design and planning process. This blog summarises its features and how it can be used to inform development design.

Ecosulis appointed to MOD Framework

Posted by Rod Ellison on 04/10/2012
Last week Ecosulis has received notification from the Ministry of Defence that we had been successful in our bid to be a participating consultant/contractor in a three year framework agreement.

IEEM - Planning Reform in England

Posted by Jason M. Reeves AIEEM on 04/02/2012
On 27 March 2012, the UK Government published its final version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which sets out the Government's planning policies for England and how they should be applied. Jason M. Reeves AIEEM, Policy and Information Officer for the Instituteof Ecology and Environmental Management, reviews.

An External View of Ecosulis Newt Survey Results

Posted by Suzi Day on 03/14/2012
Nigel Brooke-Smith, an Ecology MSc student at Bath Spa university, analysed Ecosulis Great Crested Newt survey data from 2010 and 2011.